Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed discrete and continuous random variables, variance and standard deviation, mean of discrete random variable, drawing probability histograms, discrete probability distribution, E(x) expected value, normal curve, z scores, etc. I will also be sending her an explanatory video for two important concepts!"
"On Friday the student and I covered probabilities of events and sampling distributions and proportions. The student seemed to be struggling with remembering formulas and focus during examinations. She seems to get the material but suffers from significant test anxiety. One strategy I told her about was that she could wear earplugs during the examination. I left her several practice problems on probability and sample distributions. I am confident that the student can improve her results in the class with more tutoring."
"The student had recently received a 96 on his last stats test! He seems to be doing pretty well at stats, especially knowing how to do the problems. Yesterday, we covered normal approximation of binomial distributions. He worked hard and seemed to understand the material that they talked about in school. I added another 'aspect' of his homework, to ensure that he understood the concept well. He humored me and we were able to figure out what to do if the situation was different."
"The student and I covered homework on logarithms, focusing on inverse log problems. He was easily able to complete the assignment."
"The student has been studying rates, proportions, percentages, and fractions. The homework she had tonight was too simple for her--it was a review of adding/subtracting/multiplying with fractions (whole and mixed) as well as negative numbers. She finished this in 5 minutes. The rest of the session was spent using the learning tools practice tests and questions for proportions and percentages. We covered a bulk of the questions in Algebra I and tried a few advanced ones in Algebra II. She has standardized testing in May, so in a few weeks we will begin putting together a timed test to help her hone test taking skills. For next week she will bring her math test (if it's graded), her homework, notes, and workbook so that we can review the new material (she believes the teacher is going to begin a unit on Geometry next)."
"The student just started a new unit on Coordinate Geometry and didn't quite understand how to work the problems, so we went over a few of his homework problems on proofs with trapezoids and inscribed circles. We went through them step by step as I guided him through the process of proving equalities. He needs more practice to get the hang of how to begin tackling these proofs and which formulas to utilize."